Saturday, December 29, 2007

LOVE The Getty's

Check out The Getty's website...I've been enjoying their music a lot lately! (there the One's who wrote the song, "In Christ Alone") I learned this song at a conference I went to last month...read the lyrics, super encouraging! No matter how we are feeling or what we are encountering, we can trust every promise in God's Word...for every season of our soul! May He draw us to His Word and remind us of His promises that are "yes" in Christ Jesus!

Every Promise of your Word
"From the breaking of the dawn to the setting of the sun,I will stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.Words of power, strong to save, that will never pass away,I will stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.For Your covenant is sure,And on this I am secure—I can stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.

When I stumble and I sin, condemnation pressing in,I will stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.You are faithful to forgive that in freedom I might live,So I stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.Guilt to innocence restored,You remember sins no more—So I'll stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.

When I'm faced with anguished choice, I will listen for Your voice,And I'll stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.Through this dark and troubled land You will guide me with Your handAs I stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.And You've promised to completeEv'ry work begun in me—So I'll stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.

Hope that lifts me from despair, love that casts out ev'ry fear,As I stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word.Not forsaken, not alone, for the Comforter has come,And I stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word. Grace sufficient, grace for me, Grace for all who will believe—We will stand on ev'ry promise of Your Word."

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas family and friends! Our Savior is born!
May we consider the goodness of God in sending His Son!


"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore, God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

-Philippians 2:5-11-

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Taking Suggestions

what to do, what to do?

I'm currently cleaning houses for a lady in the mornings and afternoons, and by nights I make calls for a library collection agency. They are okay jobs and have provided for my needs the past almost 8 months, while I'm finishing up school! I know it has been the Lord's provision for me, yet lately I've been desiring differ jobs or at least one main job.

here's the options:

1. stay where I am, and persevere through it...knowing, that I will have no social life next semester b/c the way my class schedule falls is Tuesday and Thursday nights in class...which makes me work: Mon, wed, Fri. nights and sat. aka--no time for Prayer at my church Wed. night and say good-bye to Friday night social events...realizing it would only be for a semester.
2. apply, apply, apply for jobs! either Starbucks or perhaps some type of social-service job, that I would hopefully be able to practically help women and children and apply what I'm learning in my studies!

Please Pray for me in this! It's hard to know what would be Best!? Thankfully, we know He leads faithfully!

...on a side note: you should know that my collection agency job has given a 10% bonus of my earnings this year and tonight just gave me an additional bonus for my job performance! They are extremely generous! And, it's come a great time too! Praise God for providing extra surprises for me, to stir my heart in worship to Him! Therefore, I know that He will lead me to know how to spend time next semester! Just need Wisdom! It just would be hard to give up every night of the week, and not be able to use it in other ways....? What do you think?

On an AMAZING note...It's almost Christmas!! Our King Jesus was Born! We have so much to be thankful for, our Savior humbled Himself and came to earth in a form of a baby and yet is fully King!

(5 days and counting I'll be back in McKinney-DFW area--another one God's blessings that Christ has bought for me at the Cross--the joy of family and fellowship!)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Thank-you, Ms. Minnie!


This post is a tribute to a God-fearing Widow, who placed her hope in God until her last day here on earth. She passed away this past Monday at 11:30am, after recovering from hip surgery, her body was weakened do to the fact that she was 94 years old! I had the joy of getting to know her this past year and I'm thankful for her Godly Example of perseverance till the end. We rejoice knowing that she is with her Savior, Christ and will experience the joy of His presence forever-more!
It's humbling and sobering and a celebration all mixed together. I'm not sure how to explain that, but we know that she is with her Maker and is without pain, sorrow, and sin! A place we all long to be one day! I am reminded of how the Psalmist warns that are days are numbered and that in fact they are but vapor. I live sometimes with the thoughts that I'm invincible and that this life will always be go on like it is now...yet, how can this be true? I'm thankful that God has better plans for us, that which do include-death b/c we are reminded that this life right now is NOT our Home, for those who have trusted in Christ for Salvation! There is eternity awaiting and it's nearer then ever!
Ms. Minnie prayed and wet her pillow with tears that her family would believe in Christ finished work on the Cross and repent and believe that Jesus came to live, conquer sin and death, and rise Victoriously from the grave! Her family hasn't not shown to have had fruit of faith and how she has longed for their salvation in tears and prayers!!
What an example!
May we follow in her example, and pray and admonish our loved ones who don't believe in the Gospel and may God grant us the grace to pray on for Ms. Minnie's behalf for her family to believe and place their hope in Christ! The Funeral was today, and our Pastor Ryan Fullerton shared the Gospel Message in boldness declaring the glories of God and and the judgment that will come on those who don't know Christ. Pray that the Lord would use the truth that was spoken in the service to pentrate the hearts who heard to turn to the Living God in repentence and full trust in Christ!!! May it not have fallen on deaf ears, but may the truth draw sinners to a faithful Savior and Father who is gracious to save many!
Praise God for allowing me to see and example of perseverance of Faith till the end in a 94-year old Widow...I love the grace that was given to Ms. Minnie because it has drawn me back to my living God, who hears our prayers and offers free grace to sinners, for which I am the worst! May we live with eternal perspective, that our days are numbered...and as a result live radical life's of Love, Faith, and Hope, for the glory of God!

see yha later...

Thanks Suisan for coming to Visit!!

I was so blessed with our time together! From checking out the University of Louisville's Master's program in social work for you to walking through randomly the Uof L's Art Museum and the security lady saying, "no pictures" to our trip to Wal-mart for emergency baking ingredients to getting our hair-cuts together to seeing the movie, "Enchanted" to late night dinner at Karma's Cafe (after i got home from work!)...and the list goes on! What a joyful time to rest and enjoy a "break" from life together!! ....Most of All, I was thankful for being encouraged in the Gospel this week, as we spoke it into each other's life throughout the time she was here! It's great that even though a year goes by, we can pick up where we left off and get to the heart of the matter and point each other to Christ! Praise God for this! Thanks you for coming, friend!! Here's our last pictures together:



(these two pics are us "shining" in the light)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Suisan's HERE!!

My Friend Suisan Walker (from my college in Texas) has come to visit me in Louisville!! She came in Last night (sunday) and we headed straight to my Care Group's dinner and she got to meet some friends from my church. Today, we went to Lynn's Paradise Cafe with Jenn and Kate...it has been such a blessing catching up on this last year I've been gone!! I am so thankful for her and her sweet heart!! God is gracious to bless me with forever friends!! We had fun eating some world famous brunch and loved Jenn and baby Kate joined us!!:) Aren't those pics adorable of her! We had fun dressing her up with some of the fun accessories this crazy cafe supplies!! More pics to come from our fun-time with Suisan!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Work Christmas Party!







These are some pictures of some sweet friends from my church.
My friend, Athena works with me at Unique (but now she's on maternity leave, her baby in the picture was 3 weeks old that day! His name is Oliver Spurgeon) And Patti and Mike Withers are my sweet special parents here in Louisville (and my "date" that night) ! I'm so thankful for these families who have truly taken me in and encourage me so much in my walk with Christ! God is gracious to me! My other co-workers are a mixture of other seminary students at Southern or attend various colleges around the area. And the fun surprise was that we are receiving a 10% bonus from our earnings this year! This job is providing for me as I finish my master's program....though this job is not my ideal, I know the Lord is using this for my good as I learn the importance of work for the glory of God.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

old pics you will LOVE


(these are pretty old pictures!)

(LOOK ABOVE AT OLD PICS in the SLIDE SHOW, i couldn't figure out how to combine the two post!! still learning about this blog-world....hahahhaha:)


...these are some old pics of my family and some friends...from my facebook pictures! i really need to start taking pictures again...i miss having recent ones of fun events going on in my life! i will totally work on that! ...for sure tonight i will be taking some fun pics b/c i'm going to my work's Christmas dinner party! it's a sit down dinner at the holiday inn! my "date" is the Withers (Patti and Mike!) i figure that since they are my *parents/mentors here in Louisville, they totally should come!!:) ...i'll update w/ pics of tonight, Tomorrow!! stay tuned...

(p.s. it is a PLUS that i have a job that i can write post and be on the Internet in between calls...
oh Lord, make my heart thankful for your provision and grace in every detail of my life, may You grant me a heart of thankfulness for your Sovereign Control, Love, and Wisdom in giving your Son, Christ...Amen!)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

...is it 11pm yet?

I'm ready to go home...it's been a long day, still at work! ...I need more grace and patience!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Pictures
















video

Dancing Elves!

Want to see some cute Dancing Elves that are Sisters?! Check out the site (thanks to my sister, Aimee!) and click on the link...it takes a sec to load up!
Super funny!